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Saturday, January 04, 2020

How the media can get Trump right

The media never gets President Donald John Trump right. As a retired newspaperman who does get President Trump right, let me offer the key to getting our beloved president right.

Believe him.

It is that simple.

But the press refuses to believe him, and that has made the American press a laughingstock.

Let us begin with Donald Trump descending down the elevator and into the 2016 presidential race on June 16, 2015. An adherent to the teachings of Sun Tzu, he already had the war won before he engaged in the battle.

The press pronounced his candidacy dead on arrival. Harry Enten of 538 spoke for most of Press Row in a piece that day. He wrote, "A whopping 57% of Republicans have an unfavorable view of Trump, according to an average of the three most recent polls."

And then he gave the Quote of the Year 2015, "For this reason alone, Trump has a better chance of cameoing in another Home Alone movie with Macaulay Culkin — or playing in the NBA Finals — than winning the Republican nomination."
Jeff Zucker later rewarded Enten's incompetence by hiring him at CNN.

Donald Trump had tested the waters for the presidency at least 3 times before. He came closest in 2000 but  quickly realized the Reform Party was illegitimate, and George Walker Bush had the Republican nomination for the asking.

Instead of believing that Donald Trump was serious, the news media used these test runs as proof that he was not serious.

In his hourlong extemporaneous announcement, The Donald said illegal aliens from Mexico include rapists and murderers. The press called this racist and wrong.

But MS-13 terrorizes Hispanic neighborhoods across America, raping and beheading people. Open borders people use the low-crime rates of legal immigrants to defend illegal aliens; the Washington Post reported, "first-generation immigrants are predisposed to lower crime rates."

The crime rate for illegal aliens is unknown. Sanctuary cities do not track criminals as illegal aliens.

Throughout the campaign, reports insisted he was not a serious candidate. Even after he won the nomination the New York Times insisted he was not serious. It reported on August 4, 2016, "Could Donald Trump Drop Out? Some Bettors Seem to Think So."

After he won, he tweeted that Obama spied on him.

The New York Times reported, "Trump, Offering No Evidence, Says Obama Tapped His Phones"


After Spygate disclosed that Obama's administration did indeed lie to a judge to get warrants to spy on Trump Tower and his campaign.

No one in the press has apologized or even corrected their stories.

One month after calling Obama out for spying on him, President Trump fired 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield that was said to have been used in a chemical attack on civilians. The press declared World War 3.

USA Today reported, "Is this the start of World War III? That's what people are worried about."

Everything President Trump does will start World War III in the eyes of the press because the American press has yet to accept him as a legitimate president.

They never consider that the fellow who proved them wrong so often in 2016 that they almost tied the Washington Generals losing streak may -- just may -- know what the heck he is doing. Donald Trump has only succeeded in reviving Manhattan, writing best-sellers, surviving bankruptcy court and Ivana Trump, coming back, starring in a hit TV show, and winning the presidency. In between times he did cameos in films and television while becoming the American dream.

No less than Obama wrote in 1991 that people believe "I may not be Donald Trump now, but just you wait; if I don’t make it, my children will."

Instead the press assumes Donald Trump to be wrong. And they always quote an Obama official to bolster their bias. Consider the tweet banter between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

Politico reported on January 6, 2018, "How US and North Korea could stumble into World War III."

The nut paragraph said, "'Miscalculation is now at a stage [that is] higher than probably any time since the Cuban Missile Crisis,' former Obama administration Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said days after President Donald Trump boasted on Twitter that his nuclear button is 'a much bigger and more powerful one' than Kim Jong Un’s."

6 months later, Kim and President Trump met in Singapore. World War 3 is just a pipe dream for those who hate Donald Trump more than life itself.

The press just assumes President Trump does not know what he is doing.

Then there was President Trump's decision to turn over patrolling Syria to NATO ally Turkey. The press cried World War3 and as a bonus, predicted a genocide of the Kurds.

Didn't happen. President Trump was right. Again.

Now the press says killing General O Sole Mio in retaliation for Iran's attack on our embassy in Iraq will start World War 3.

Once again they are wrong.

I doubt the press cares about being wrong. There is no penalty for error. In fact, it could land you a gig at CNN.